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    IDITAROD 2018 CHECKLIST Cody here. Over the past couple weeks, WE have been working hard to get my Iditarod drop bags, the team, sleds and other gear all set for the big day.. Time to go through my checklist and see if we are ready!         Amazing handlers and help […]

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We talk often about how we feed the dogs while on our cold weather mushing adventures, but we rarely get around to talking about what we eat. Just like the dogs get fed a high fat, high protein meal that is the equivalent of “doggy rocket fuel” (the term coined by Megan Moody), we as […]

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Day 7: Yukon Quest Morning Update   Sorry for the hiatus in updates. This computer musher was called in to be a handler in Dawson. Now that we have the team back on the trail, I will do my best to keep up with the action. Paige left Dawson last evening at 5:25 pm PST […]

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The handler team has united in Dawson City. I rolled in last night at 9pm with Mike Ellis. It was a beautiful drive and we made great time doing the entire 900 mile drive in 15 hours with two quick stops for meals. Mike brought up the contrast of what we just accomplished to what […]

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Well I’m up. 3:15 am AKST. I got 2.5 hours of sleep and am ready for the long haul. Mike Ellis and I are about to hit the road to Dawson City. Mike will be helping Brent Sass at Dawson and I guess I’ll give me lovely wife a hand. We have our own little […]

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Well I have to admit, I’m a bit behind on what is going on in the race. I spent the day running a team and getting the handlers at home squared away with their training schedules for the remaining teams. We have puppy teams running, a yearling team, a race team that can do long […]

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                    Good morning race fans. Please excuse any grammatical errors as I’m on my first cup of coffee after getting up multiple times in the night to watch trackers. An exciting race is starting out day 2. Hugh still has a sizable lead since he was […]

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Summer time for the athletes of Squid Acres is almost as busy as the winter. When we return from our annual arctic trip, we put the mushing gear away and hit the RESET button. We begin working towards winter once again. Summer is the time when we try to make our money for the year […]

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Almost 6 weeks have passed since our Quest run prematurely ended at Braeburn Checkpoint.  The race has played start to end in my head over and over like a DVD player stuck on repeat. Almost nightly I relive the race sometimes it has different endings, but when I wake the ending is the same.  It […]

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We often get asked what that satellite dish thingy is on our heads. Well my friends, we are not tuning in Tokyo, we are lighting up the night with our Scurion headlamps.  Today in Interior Alaska, sunrise is at 10:50 am and sunset is at 2:43 pm, leaving us with a period of  real daylight […]

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Change is coming!

by Squid Acres Kennel on November 7, 2013

Since we last wrote about Dorado’s legacy, we have made great headway with the Iditarod Trail Committee Board of Directors on making changes to the dropped dog protocol. After the race we talked with many mushers and race volunteers to see what these people with vast Iditarod experience thought was important to make the dropped […]

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